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an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.
a particular form of this, especially in the out of doors.
sports, (used with a singular verb) such athletic activities collectively:
Sports is important in my life.
diversion; recreation; pleasant pastime.
jest; fun; mirth; pleasantry:
What he said in sport was taken seriously.
mockery; ridicule; derision:
They made sport of him.
an object of derision; laughingstock.
adjective, Also, sports
of, relating to, or used in sports or a particular sport:
suitable for outdoor or informal wear:
verb (used without object)
to amuse oneself with some pleasant pastime or recreation.
to play, frolic, or gambol, as a child or an animal.
to engage in some open-air or athletic pastime or sport.
to trifle or treat lightly:
to sport with another's emotions.
to mock, scoff, or tease:
to sport at suburban life.
Botany. to mutate.
verb (used with object)
to pass (time) in amusement or sport.
to spend or squander lightly or recklessly (often followed by away).
Informal. to wear, display, carry, etc., especially with ostentation; show off:
to sport a new mink coat.
Archaic. to amuse (especially oneself).
sport one's oak. oak (def 5)."
Definition (1) says golf is an example of a sport.